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    Depends on how cold you want them and how many you want I guess.

    Some kind of inconspicuous bag filled with freezer blocks? Just keep putting them back in the freezer to chill for the next day and she might never know.
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    She's got a sixth sense for that sort of thing Snoop
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    OK, how about one of those fridges you get in camper vans, run off 12 volts or gas...? Might not be too expensive, could go straight from place of purchase to place of consumption (I'm assuming you have a shed). You could save up a little bit each week between now and next spring and she might not even notice the withdrawal of funds. (Sorry for suggesting sneakiness.)

    I say all this because I'm not sure your pot in a pot idea will really get your pop down to a temperature you regard as cool enough.

    Edited to add: or, or... how about two identical sets of freezer blocks? One lot goes in as the other lot comes out. And 1Bee's right below: I shouldn't be enabling either sneakiness or driving under the influence.
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    Yeah, I'd totally know if Husband was messing about with ice blocks.

    OTOH it would probably take him a week to notice if I moved a freezer... ;-)

    Baldy, Baldy.... please tell me you walk to the allotment, right?
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    Yes I walk - not always in a straight line...

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    get cavas/hessian bucket or porous bag, what we used to simply call a water cooler,what the yanks called a desert bag, fairly porous evaporation based do a remarkably good job of cooling things
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    Would it be simpler to move to a more traditional British style of lemonade that doesn't need to be chilled?
    My plot has a lemonade shop just accross the way, which seems a more civilised way of doing things...

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    There's only one lemonade shop in the village - its got a bit of an atmosphere sometimes...

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